Long Beach State vs. UC Davis - 2/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UC Davis Aggies (19-4) at Long Beach State 49ers (13-14)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 10:00 pm (The Walter Pyramid)
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The UC Davis Aggies and Long Beach State 49ers meet Thursday at the Walter Pyramid.
The UC Davis Aggies have won five straight games and are chasing a Big West crown. On the season, UC Davis is averaging 72.8 points on 49.8 percent shooting and is allowing 66.7 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Josh Ritchart is averaging 13.1 points and 4.4 rebounds while Josh Fox is averaging 9.6 points and 4.6 rebounds. Tyler Les is dishing 1.8 assists and J.T. Adenrele is grabbing four rebounds. The UC Davis Aggies have four players averaging at least 7.2 points, and they’re shooting 72.6 percent from the line and 46.1 percent from downtown. Defensively, UC Davis is allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in three of its last five games. Corey Hawkins is questionable with a calf injury.
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The Long Beach State 49ers hope to get back to .500 and snap a three-game skid. On the season, Long Beach State is averaging 65.8 points on 42.2 percent shooting and is allowing 69 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Mike Caffey is averaging 16.9 points and 3.6 assists while David Samuels is averaging 10 points and seven rebounds. Tyler Lamb is grabbing 3.6 rebounds and Branford Jones is shooting 39.2 percent from the field. The Long Beach State 49ers have four players averaging at least 6.9 points, and they’re shooting 67.4 percent from the line and 35.7 percent from downtown. Defensively, Long Beach State is allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in six of its last 10 games.
The Aggies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The 49ers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Aggies are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
The Long Beach State 49ers are usually a decent home team that can really get on a roll when those shots are falling. While UC Davis has been playing well, I don't like the injury to Hawkins. Look for the 49ers to get back on track with a win and a cover of the reasonable chalk.